Oahu has now loosened its restrictions after more than four months in Tier 2.
Under Governor David Ige’s amended Emergency Order, Oahu now enters Tier 3.
“I can only move the city one tier at at time, which is why we’re going to [Tier] 3 and making a special request for some modifications to the that tier,” Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said on Feb. 23.
The following activities and operations will be allowed starting Thursday:
- Restaurants: groups of 10 people regardless of household/living unit. The capacity limit of 50% of legal occupancy is eliminated
- Social gatherings: groups up to 10 people
- Shooting and archery ranges: groups up to 10 people
- Certain real estate operations: groups up to 10 people
- Retail and service businesses: groups up to 10 people. The capacity limit of 50% of legal occupancy is eliminated
- Spiritual services: groups up to 10. The capacity limit of 50% of legal occupancy is eliminated
- Funerals: groups up to 25 people
- Gyms and fitness facilities: operate indoors at 50% capacity
- Indoor group physical activity classes: groups no more than 10 people
- Hawaii Golf Phase 3 to be issued by PGA Aloha Section shortly
- Other commercial attractions: indoor groups of 10. The capacity limit of 50% of legal occupancy is eliminated
- Commercial recreational boating: 50% capacity
- Helicopter tours: groups up to 10. The capacity limit of 50% of legal occupancy is eliminated
All businesses and operations must still comply with social-distancing and face-covering requirements as outlined in the governor’s emergency order.
According to Mayor Blangiardi, Tier 4 will not happen until Thursday, Mar. 25.
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